Monthly Archives: January 2011

HUMAN ERROR

“ON OFFER IS A NINTENDO N64 GAMESTER CONTROLLER.
FAULTY FOR SPARES OR REPAIR ONLY!!!”

3rd party controller. Figures.

“GENUINE GAMESTER PRODUCT!!!”

Not sure why you’d want to shout about that, to be honest…

“WORLDWIDE COMPATIBILITY!!!”

Um. Ok…

“UNRESPONSIVE!!!”

Yes, you kind of already covered that when you said:

“GENUINE GAMESTER PRODUCT!!!”

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HIJINKS

"SWAP YOUR BROKEN (FAULTY) PLAYSTATION 3 FOR A NEW PS3"


Thanks to “Milton’s Stapler” for this one:

“DO YOU HAVE A FAULTY PS3 AND WANT TO SWAP FOR A NEW 1
BUY IT NOW AND RECEIVE A STEP BY STEP GUIDE OF HOW TO GET THIS
ONCE YOU HAVE THE GUIDE YOU CAN PASS IT ON TO FRIENDS AND FAMILY
ANY QUESTIONS PLEASE ASK”

Well, my first question would have to be:
“What’s wrong with your Caps Lock?”
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UNKNOWN INCIDENT

"Pioneer krp 500 plasma tv broken scrap damaged repair"


Today is now officially Steffan Harries Day on BitBroken, this slightly worrying beauty being his second submission in one day:
(Nice parquet floor, mind)

“PIONEER KRP 500A PLASMA TELEVISION SCREEN ONLY ( I DO NOT HAVE THE TUNER BOX OR REMOTE OR ANY CABLES ) FOR SPARES OR REPAIR”

No tuner, no remote, no cables and a broken screen. I’m assuming it probably doesn’t have speakers either (as they’re apparently optional on that model).
So, a TV you can’t tune in to any channels, can’t change channels (if there were any), can’t plug in, watch or listen to anything?
That’s less of a TV and more of a…wait… hold on… Only £499.99 Buy It Now?
Bargain.
Wonder if you still need a TV license?

“I HAVE NO IDEA IF THIS HAS HAD A INSURANCE CLAIM PUT AGAINST IT SO PLEASE DO NOT ASK ME AS I HAVE PROVIDED THE ANSWER HERE
( TV WAS NOT MINE I BOUGHT AS IS TO SELL ON )”

Do we need to set up a ‘Potential Insurance Scam’ category?

“ALSO INTERESTED IN A KRP M01”

Broken or working?
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HUMAN ERROR UNKNOWN INCIDENT

"Apple Mac PowerBook G4 laptop FAULTY"


Many thanks to reader Steffan Harries for finding this one for us!

“I saved this baby Mac from being thrown away!”
(Says the seller, not Steffan)

Not much of a rescue, I’d suspect, more of a short reprieve.
You have to admit it’s an interesting opening gambit, to get people to part money with something you’ve immediately told them is rubbish.

“Don’t have power adapter so unable to test although a colleague believes it has a faulty logic board and therefore for parts salvage only.”

No power adaptor? What a surprise.
How did they know the logic board was faulty? I assume because it advised them not to chuck the laptop away?

“As you can see from the photographs, it’s missing keyboard, battery, screws and RAM cover. I have no idea whether there’s a hard drive inside, there may not be.”

Who knows what mystical artifacts could be hidden inside, eh? A mixture of dust and disappointment, I’d wager.

“There’s a 512Mb DDR1 module in the bottom RAM slot”

Woo! Result! They’re difficult to get hold of and well worth £15 shipping, safely wrapped in a broken laptop…
Well, I say ‘safely’, if the cover’s missing, maybe ‘partly wrapped’ would be more accurate.

“The screen looks in good condition.”

Well, yes. While it’s off, with possibly no components connected to it anymore, it looks like a blank screen.
Who knows what it looks like when you put an electrical current through it to try and get a display though…
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HUMAN ERROR Uncategorized


Possibly an ideal gift to keep ocd-kids occupied trying to untangle them all?
Probably a good way to help build up your kids’ immune systems too, providing you don’t just dip them all in a bucket of Dettol first.
(the mice, that is, not the kids)

“these came in with alot of amiga items but none work on the amiga”

Sounds like someone was trying to offload some of their tat…Wonder how big the box of ‘Amiga items’ was and how many pieces of Amiga kit were actually in it once they’d removed over 20 PC mice?

“so sold as a clearance item will add more mice as i find them so there will be well over 20”

Well, I suppose it’s an ideal opportunity to get shot of some more yourself, isn’t it?
Just use it as a rubbish bin and then, when full, simply tape it up and slap an address label on it.

“due to weight will send courier”

I wonder if couriers ever get depressed at having to ferry boxes of people’s rubbish up and down the country all the time?
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HUMAN ERROR NEGLECT/MISUSE Uncategorized

“here you are bidding on a twin subwoofer with blue neon lights was very load when i had it in my car lay in my seller for sum time now so selling as spares or repair as ive not tried it again look smart with the neon lights inside has a seperate connector to wire it to your boot light so when u open boot neon light cumes on happy bidding pickup only due to size and weight thanks any questions ask or call on 07525361235 names john”

Aaaaaaand breathe…

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HUMAN ERROR NEGLECT/MISUSE UNKNOWN INCIDENT

“Phone was I perfect working order”

Note the use of the past tense.

“the digitiser / screen was broke”

Also past tense but I suspect it’s also ‘broke’ in present tense now.

“I purchased a replacement from eBay followed the step by step instructions and have not been able to switch on since !”

Good step-by-step instructions.

  • “I have pressed the menu and on button consecutively and still would not switch on”
  • “I have been on iTunes to reset and still only a black screen it did vibrate and make noises but nothing but black screen now …”
  • “cant get it to do anything…!!”
  • Have you tried hitting it? How about swearing at it?

    “I’ve replaced and got a new one as can’t be bothered now .”

    Amazing how many people only go down this route after they’ve spunked away a load of cash on a broken piece of tat, isn’t it?

    “I’m selling as parts or repair and no returns … without charger.”

    Nice pause…almost made us think it was including a charger, but as ever … it isn’t.
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    UNKNOWN INCIDENT

    "w580i spares or repair"

    “hear we have a w580i mobile phone for spares or repair it is missing the on and off button and the housing has half missing “

    Glass-half-empty kinda person are we? Look on the bright side, the housing’s half-still-there as well…

    And if you include the front of the phone, it’s more like only a quarter missing.

    “and the space button works when it wants to”

    Do you have to press it to get it to work or does “when it wants to” also include times when you don’t want it to?
    This is how the machines take over, isn’t it?
    It starts with space buttons only working when they want to and ends with Skynet launching a nuclear strike in retaliation for all the abused mobile phones.
    Temperamental ‘space buttons’ or big red nuclear launch buttons. They’re all just buttons in the end.

    “screen in good order no charger”

    Naturally.
    If this was a popular site I’d fully expect other similar sites to start springing up with titles like “Charger not included”.
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    UNKNOWN INCIDENT

    "Blackberry Curve 8900 faulty but working"

    “Blackberry Curve 8900 Working But has a Fault”

    But it’s working?

    “In good condition and unlocked”

    “Screen has no marks or scratches. There is slight scuffing on one corner of phone outer casing.”

    Oh well, I suppose if it’s only slightly scuffed it could still be classed as good condition. Is that the fault, then?

    “The fault is that the phone will not make or recive any calls or texts but can still use other features.”

    Oh. So it’s a ‘working’ phone in good condition that doesn’t actually do the one thing you might want a phone for?
    Y’know, to use as a phone?
    Fifty quid?
    Bargain.
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    UNKNOWN INCIDENT

    "one of these has a crack in the screen thay are being sold as spares or repair ."


    Nice picture. Very arty. Not entirely sure that’s a great idea for a photo meant to illustrate a product for sale though, unless it’s to hide obvious imperfections like a cracked screen.
    But that wouldn’t be the case here, would it?

    “i am sell like this as we can not find the chargers .”

    Mobile phone chargers. The modern-day equivalent of the missing odd sock.

    “they were work before”

    As is so often the case. When things are new you can generally rely on them to work. Wonder how much they cost when new?
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